Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

This is a blog to archive and showcase the prevalence of certain ways women are depicted in illustrated pop media, specifically how women are posed, drawn, distorted, and/or sexualized out of context, often in ridiculous, impossible or disturbing ways that sacrifice storytelling.

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ghostarin submitted:

Found this on a site, appearently it’s traced from a porno. Sure looks like it…

Somebody really needs to buy Greg Land some different magazine subscriptions for him to trace from.

ghostarin submitted:

Found this on a site, appearently it’s traced from a porno. Sure looks like it…

Somebody really needs to buy Greg Land some different magazine subscriptions for him to trace from.

thatquirkychick submitted:

So this is the promo art for Justice League of America #22 by Ed Benes. I’m assuming all of the league members except Red Tornado got beat, so why does Wonder Woman have such a peaceful expression when her pose looks… well… painful? I mean, look at the curve of her spine o.é

Wonder Woman looks like she’s lying down and brushing back her hair for a model shoot.

thatquirkychick submitted:

So this is the promo art for Justice League of America #22 by Ed Benes. I’m assuming all of the league members except Red Tornado got beat, so why does Wonder Woman have such a peaceful expression when her pose looks… well… painful? I mean, look at the curve of her spine o.é

Wonder Woman looks like she’s lying down and brushing back her hair for a model shoot.

Sword of +5 stimulation.

Sword of +5 stimulation.

olucival submitted:

I saw this from this post.

I don’t think the pose is impossible, though the whole thing looks really odd.  Her face seems to be implying something else, also.

olucival submitted:

I saw this from this post.

I don’t think the pose is impossible, though the whole thing looks really odd.  Her face seems to be implying something else, also.

That looks like it was one hell of an orgy.

That looks like it was one hell of an orgy.

Okay, this is definitely being opened up to the floor.
What are they saying to each other?

Okay, this is definitely being opened up to the floor.

What are they saying to each other?

acey submitted:

Not sure what Scarlet and Elektra are doing here… but I don’t think it’s fighting…

It’s interesting that there’s a slightly different version on the Marvel database which, presumably, was what Marvel ended up publishing (the picture above is from a Greg Horn artbook).  I wonder if somebody thought it was just a LITTLE too obvious what Horn was tracing from in the original and asked him to change it.

Not sure what Scarlet and Elektra are doing here… but I don’t think it’s fighting…

It’s interesting that there’s a slightly different version on the Marvel database which, presumably, was what Marvel ended up publishing (the picture above is from a Greg Horn artbook).  I wonder if somebody thought it was just a LITTLE too obvious what Horn was tracing from in the original and asked him to change it.

This is from a comic I saw at a bookstore called “War Goddess”.  Some of the art has been on this blog before, but I just saw this splash page and had to put it here.
She’s supposed to be cutting through some enemies, but that’s pornface that would give Greg Land a run for his money.  (Along with the other issues with her pose.)

This is from a comic I saw at a bookstore called “War Goddess”.  Some of the art has been on this blog before, but I just saw this splash page and had to put it here.

She’s supposed to be cutting through some enemies, but that’s pornface that would give Greg Land a run for his money.  (Along with the other issues with her pose.)

sabsurd submitted:

I know you’ve been getting a lot of Jade Warriors lately, but I just found this page to be so ridiculous and laughable, I couldn’t help myself.
First, the gratuitous stripper butt in the first panel. Because we just couldn’t have it be a normal restaurant. Oh no, it had to be a strip club.Second, Deathkiss suddenly flying in boobs-first in a centaur pose, armed with an obligatory pornface. 
Deodato, you have outdone yourself.

Being punched in the back is so sexy!  Also, despite what we see, I suspect she didn’t break anything and is going to get back up just fine.  The sad part is, the bent in the spine is probably not to show how hurt she is, but to make her seem sexier to us.

sabsurd submitted:

I know you’ve been getting a lot of Jade Warriors lately, but I just found this page to be so ridiculous and laughable, I couldn’t help myself.

First, the gratuitous stripper butt in the first panel. Because we just couldn’t have it be a normal restaurant. Oh no, it had to be a strip club.
Second, Deathkiss suddenly flying in boobs-first in a centaur pose, armed with an obligatory pornface. 

Deodato, you have outdone yourself.

Being punched in the back is so sexy!  Also, despite what we see, I suspect she didn’t break anything and is going to get back up just fine.  The sad part is, the bent in the spine is probably not to show how hurt she is, but to make her seem sexier to us.

Escher Girls and Hawkeye sitting in a tree

flintlock:

eschergirls:

unrelatedstatus:

eschergirls:

So that “turn female characters into Hawkeye” thing I linked to has now apparently turned into a full blown thing, which is awesome. xD  For those that don’t know about it:

http://thehawkeyeinitiative.tumblr.com/

That’s the tumblr for it and

http://kotaku.com/5965037

That’s the Kotaku article about it. :)

It also makes me happy that a lot of pictures from the Escher Girls archives are there. :D  Part of why I made this blog is so that whenever people needed images like this, there’s a handy archive for it, and I’m glad people are using it!

I ship Eschergirls and The Hawkeye Initiative.

Uh oh.  Nothing good can happen from shipping us. o:

How is contortionist sex not a good thing?

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/11570068743/this-is-what-it-looks-like-when-action-figures

You mean something like that?  (Just pretend that’s Hawkeye).